EFCC Arraigns Man for N7m Fraud



ArrestedThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on 18th September, 2013 arraigned one Mohammed Bishir Abbas, before Justice E.A. Obile of the High Court, Calabar on one count charge bordering on obtaining money under false pretence.
Mohammed allegedly obtained the sum of seven million, sixty three thousand naira (7, 063,000,000) from one Boco Ika through a phony petroleum products supply deal. According Boco, Mohammed was paid supply eleven trucks of 33,000 litres of petroleum product but only supplied three trucks.
The charge reads; “that you Mohammed Bishir Abbas on or about the 4th of November 2011 at Zenith Bank Plc Bogobiri Street branch Calabar within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court intent defraud did obtain the sum of 7,063.000.00 (Seven Million, Sixty Three Thousand Naira) from one Boco Charles Ika under the false pretence said sum of money would used supply petroleum products him, fact which you knew false and thereby committed an offense contrary to section 1(1) () and punishable under section 1(3) of Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006.”
the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.
However, Justice Obile granted the accused bail in the sum of 2, 000,000.00 (two million naira) and one surety in like sum.
The case was adjourned to November 5, 2013 for trial.

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